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羅鈺博士 (羅鈺博士)

BA (Peking University)
MPhil (Yale University)
PhD (Yale University)


Contact Information

Office: LI-4728
Phone: 3442-2426
Email: yuluo9@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Heritage, Tourism, and Cultural Industries
  • Asian Borderlands and Ethnicities
  • Nature and Culture
  • Urban-Rural Development
  • China-Africa Nexus

Yu Luo received her Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from Peking University. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, she was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California Berkeley. Luo is the 2016 recipient of the Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Prize awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is currently working on a manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Ethnic by Design: Branding a Buyi Cultural Landscape in Late-Socialist Southwest China”.

Courses Taught

Publications (selected)

Journal Article

Book Chapter

Book Review

Online Feature


  • 2010. [英譯中] 李水城、羅泰主編, “導論”錄於《中國鹽業考古 (第二集): 國際視野下的比較觀察》, 第2-17頁。北京:科學出版社。 Li, Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen. “Introduction,” In: Salt Archaeology in China, Volume 2: Global Comparative Perspectives. Li Shuicheng and Lothar von Falkenhausen (eds.), pp. 2-17. Beijing: Kexue chubanshe.


  • Postdoctoral Association Professional Development Award, University of California Berkeley (2017)
  • First-Place Winner, Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Award, Society for Applied Anthropology (2016)
  • Prize Fellowship, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University (2015-2016)
  • Dissertation Research Grant, The MacMillan Center and the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University (2012-2013)
  • Summer Travel and Research Grant, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University (2010 & 2011)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, American Ethnologist (2016)
  • Reviewer, Modern China (2016)


Last updated: 09 October 2017